We hiked 11.7 miles on Friday, starting from the Wagner Trailhead. In order, we hiked the following trails: Wagner, Granite, Delsie, Gooseneck, Rock Knob, Pemberton, Bluff, Granite, Wagner.
Jon, Savannah, Janet, Ben, Bella, Eva, and Allen:
Bill Craig tells me that these yellow flowers are likely Trixis (Trixis Californica).
Jon, Eva, Allen, Janet, and Ben, with dogs Bella and Savannah in front:
I think this might be Threadleaf Ragwort / Sandwash Groundsel:
New Mexico Thistle:
I think this is some more of the Sandwash Groundsel. We saw this small rock formation with the saguaro on the Gooseneck Trail.
A view of the McDowells from the Gooseneck Trail:
The Goosneck Trail went between some rocks.
Eva and Ben standing next to the lichen and moss covered rock.
A closer look at both the lichen and the moss.
I think these are wolfberries. I ate one earlier in the hike.
Chain fruit cholla, along the Rock Knob Trail:
A view of Rock Knob:
This small rock formation can be seen from the Rock Knob Trail:
I think this is White Ratany: